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WHA_572JN

Marble relief showing a man sailing a corbita (a small coastal vessel with two masts) Roman, found at Carthage and probably made in Africa Proconsularis (Tunisia) about AD 200. The sails of the boat would probably be made of cloth, with leather reinforcements at the corners, Large amounts of trading was carried out by a small boats such as this which went from harbour to harbour hugging the coast.

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Marble relief showing a man sailing a corbita (a small coastal vessel with two masts) Roman, found at Carthage and probably made in Africa Proconsularis (Tunisia) about AD 200. The sails of the boat would probably be made of cloth, with leather reinforcements at the corners, Large amounts of trading was carried out by a small boats such as this which went from harbour to harbour hugging the coast.